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70+ Yoga Inspirational Quotes: Find Your Calm

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Feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or out of balance? Yoga offers a path to inner peace, and its wisdom stretches back centuries. Let these Yoga Inspirational Quotes be your guide to finding your calm.

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Hi everyone,

I’m Nadeem Ahmed, and as a yoga enthusiast myself, I’m thrilled to share this collection of inspirational quotes with you!

Yoga has become a transformative practice for me, offering not just physical benefits but also a path to inner peace and self-discovery. I believe these quotes capture the essence of yoga beautifully, reminding us of its power to bring calmness, focus, and strength into our lives.

Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or just starting your practice, I hope these quotes inspire you to find your own sense of calm on the mat (and off it!). Feel free to share your favorite quotes in the comments and let’s create a supportive community together.

Happy reading, and happy practicing!

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Yoga Inspirational Quotes

Classic & Timeless

  • “Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” – The Bhagavad Gita
  • “Yoga is not about touching your toes. It is what you learn on the way down.” – Jigar Gor
  • “The nature of yoga is to shine the light of awareness into the darkest corners of the body.” – Jason Crandell
  • “Yoga begins right where I am – not where I was yesterday or where I long to be.” – Linda Sparrowe

Mindfulness & Presence

  • “Inhale the future, exhale the past.” – Unknown
  • “Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” – B.K.S. Iyengar
  • “The pose begins when you want to leave it.” – Baron Baptiste
  • “Meditation is a way for nourishing and blossoming the divinity within you.” – Amit Ray

Motivation & Growth

  • “A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.” – Zen Shin
  • “Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are” – Jason Crandell
  • “It’s not about being good at something. It’s about being good to yourself.” – Unknown
  • “The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.” – B.K.S. Iyengar
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Focusing on Breath and Letting Go

  • “Just breathe.” – Unknown (A simple but powerful reminder)
  • “Letting go is the hardest asana.” – Unknown
  • “Yoga is invigoration in relaxation. Freedom in routine. Confidence through self-control. Energy within and energy without.” – Ymber Delecto
  • “Yoga is the dance of every cell with the music of every breath that creates inner serenity and harmony.” – Debasish Mridha

Self-Acceptance and Inner Wisdom

  • “Yoga is not about self-improvement; it’s about self-acceptance.” – Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa
  • “True meditation is about being fully present with everything that is–including discomfort and challenges. It is not an escape from life.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
  • “The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.” – Rodney Yee
  • “Yoga does not remove us from the reality or responsibilities of everyday life but rather places our feet firmly and resolutely in the practical ground of experience.” – Donna Farhi

Lighthearted and Playful

  • “Yoga takes you into the present moment. The only place where life exists.” – Unknown
  • “Everyday is a great day for yoga!” – Unknown
  • “If you fall, I’ll be there.” – Floor
  • “When I lose balance in a pose, I stretch higher and God reaches down to steady me. It works every time, and not just in yoga.” – Terri Guillemets

Strength and Resilience

  • “Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish and loneliness.” – Indra Devi
  • “Remember, it doesn’t matter how deep into a posture you go – what does matter is who you are when you get there.” – Max Strom
  • “Yoga accepts. Yoga changes.” – T.K.V Desikachar
  • “True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life. Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived.” – Aadil Palkhivala

Embracing the Journey

  • “The longest journey of any person is the journey inward.” – Dag Hammarskjold
  • “Yoga does not transform the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.” – B.K.S. Iyengar
  • “The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga.” – Yogi Bhajan
  • “That’s why it’s called a practice. We have to practice to get good at things, and that includes the peace of mind that comes from yoga.” –Jennifer Nettles
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Finding Joy and Simplicity

  • “Yoga adds years to your life and life to your years.” – Alan Finger
  • “The study of asana is not about mastering posture. It’s about using posture to understand and transform yourself.” – B.K.S. Iyengar
  • “Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.” – B.K.S Iyengar
  • “Calming the mind is yoga. Not just standing on the head.” – Swami Satchidananda
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Emphasizing Practice Over Perfection

  • “It is better to practice a little each day than a lot occasionally.” – The Bhagavad Gita
  • “Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory.” – Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois
  • “If you can breathe, you can do yoga.” – Krishnamacharya
  • “The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.” – T.K.V. Desikachar

The Power of Community

  • “When you listen to yourself, everyone else will too.” – Yogi Tea Tag
  • “A yoga teacher creates a space for people to transform on many levels.” – Seane Corn
  • “Let your practice be a celebration of life.” – Seido Lee
  • “One who has control over the mind is tranquil in heat and cold, in pleasure and pain, and in honor and dishonor.” – The Bhagavad Gita

Emphasizing Self-Love

  • “Yoga begins with listening. Listening to your body. Listening to your breath. Listening to your heart. – Aadil Palkhivala
  • “Yoga means addition – addition of energy, strength and beauty to body, mind and soul.” – Amit Ray
  • “When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.” – Peace Pilgrim
  • “Don’t compare yourself to others; the body is an amazing instrument – celebrate yours.” – Unknown

Inner Peace and Connection

  • “Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” – Hermann Hesse
  • “Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.” – Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati
  • “The very heart of yoga practice is ‘abyhasa’ — steady effort in the direction you want to go.” – Sally Kempton
  • “The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness.” – Sakyong Mipham
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Embracing Imperfection

  • “Remember, it doesn’t matter how deep into a posture you go – what does matter is who you are when you get there.” – Max Strom
  • “Yoga is a mirror to look at ourselves from within.” – B.K.S. Iyengar
  • “Don’t practice to get it right. Practice to get it.” – Unknown
  • “Yoga is the fountain of youth. You’re only as young as your spine is flexible.” – Bob Harper

Center your attention on the pose, and witness the magical union of soul and body unfold.
Let mindfulness guide your practice.

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Focusing on the Present Moment

  • “Yoga is the settling of the mind into silence. When the mind has settled, we are established in our own essential nature, which is unbounded Consciousness.” – Patanjali
  • “Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are.” – Jason Crandell
  • “If you can only do one yoga pose, …breathe.” – Terri Guillemets
  • “The past is already gone, the future is not yet here. There’s only one moment to live.” – Buddha

Emphasizing Compassion

  • “Yoga teaches us to listen to our hearts, awaken to our truth and shine our light fearlessly.” – Seane Corn
  • “Yoga is about clearing away whatever is in us that prevents our living in the most full and whole way.” – Cyndi Lee
  • “Do your practice and all is coming.” – Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
  • “The soul is here for its own joy.” – Rumi

The Light Within

  • “Yoga is a light, which once lit will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter your flame.” – B.K.S. Iyengar
  • “Yoga begins with listening. Listening to your body. Listening to your breath. Listening to your heart.” – Aadil Palkhivala
  • “Yoga is possible for anybody who really wants it. Yoga is universal…. But don’t approach yoga with a business mind looking for worldly gain.” – Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
  • “You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.” – Wayne Dyer

Overcoming Challenges

  • “When you inhale, you are taking the strength from God. When you exhale, it represents the service you are giving to the world.” – B.K.S. Iyengar
  • “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua Marine
  • “The pose begins when you want to leave it.” – Baron Baptiste
  • ‘Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.” – Zig Ziglar

Pro Tip

Bookmark This Page! After you find a quote that resonates with you, keep this page handy. When you’re feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or simply need a little pick-me-up, revisit your favorite quote and take a few deep breaths. Let its wisdom wash over you and guide you back to your center of calm.

Nadeem Ahmed
Nadeem Ahmed

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I'm Nadeem Ahmed, the founder and writer of, a platform designed to inspire and motivate people through the power of words.

With a background in project management, GIS analysis, and digital marketing, I'm passionate about crafting compelling content that resonates with readers.

Through, I hope to share inspirational quotes and stories that help people find their inner strength and achieve their goals.

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